McIntosh McIntosh C53 Stereo Preamplifier with Digital Audio Module


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Model: C53 UPC: 842548108882 Item: 174330

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Ready to Serve Your Home For Years

The C53 Preamplifier is ready to serve your home audio needs for years - or even decades - to come. It’s the first product to feature the advanced DA2 Digital Audio Module. As new digital audio technologies are developed, the DA2 can be replaced by future modules, keeping your C53 current for many years.

Hi-Res Digital Music

Powered by a next generation, audiophile-grade Quad Balanced, 8-channel, 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), the DA2 supports high resolution digital music up to DSD512 and DXD 384kHz

Advanced Connectivity

Includes a new audio-only HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)1 input that allows it to be connected to TVs witha HDMI (ARC) output to bring your TV sound to the next level.

Unrivaled Versatility

Includes 9 analog and 7 digital inputs for connecting all your music sources.

Feature Rich Function

Complete with McIntosh technologies including8-Band Tone Controls, Home Theater PassThru,High Drive headphone amplifier with Headphone Crossfeed Director (HXD®) and Power Control.



  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz+0, -3.0dB from 15Hz to 100kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005% maximum from 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (High Level):100dB Maximum Voltage
  • Output:
    • Balanced: 16 Vrms
    • Unbalanced: 8 Vrms
  • Analog Inputs:
    • 3 Balanced
    • 4 Unbalanced
    • 1 Moving Coil
    • 1 Moving Magnet
  • Digital Inputs:
    • 2 Coax
    • 2 Optical
    • 1 HDMI (ARC)
    • 1 USB
    • 1 MCT
  • Overall Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/2” x 7-5/8” including feet x 18” including the front panel, knobs and cables
  • Weight:
    • 28 lbs (12.5kg) net
    • 43.5 lbs (19.7kg) in shipping carton

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • C53 Stereo Preamplifier
  • Power Cord
  • User Manual


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